Home Police lose two officers in gun duel with suspected IPOB Members

Police lose two officers in gun duel with suspected IPOB Members

The Imo State Police Command has lost two of his officers during an attack by armed men suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) at Isu Police Division of the state .

According to the command, while one sustained minor bullet injury on his head, the officers were killed during a gun duel between them and the bandits in an effort to repel an attack on a police station in the locality.

The Police Public Relations Officers in the state, Michael Abatham, confirmed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Owerri on Monday.

The command said, “On February 20, 2022, at about 2330 hours, armed men suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN), in their numbers came in two Toyota Sienna buses, a Toyota Camry car and unspecified number of motorcycles, attacked the station from the rear axis because, the station has no perimeter wall, shooting sporadically, threw petrol bombs and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that ignited the station.

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